Citrus greening disease: The effect on U.S. orange crops
By: Danielle Dusold
Something is leaving a bitter taste in citrus farmer's mouths in Florida, and it's not a particularly bitter grapefruit. Small psyllids are bringing an unwelcome visitor to citrus crops and it could lead to the collapse of the citrus industry, particularly in Florida. That unwelcome...
The importance of aquifers
By: B. Stone
Aquifers bear the most important natural resource known to man - groundwater. They are the source of fresh water for drinking and agricultural irrigation; and in desert and urban areas, the only source. Aquifers are underground reservoirs formed when permeable rock transmits water to a...
How forest fires help ecosystems and forests
By: Denise Calaman
A catastrophic forest fire will often decimate an old growth forest so that it will take years for the forest to recover. The devastating bush fires in Australia a few years ago are examples of catastrophic fires. While catastrophic forest fires are best to be...
How corporate farming impacts the environment
By: Patricia Stewart
Agriculture always impacts the environment, some of it good and some of it bad. Corporate farming, agribusiness, mono-cropping, whatever you choose to call it, is more of an act of war than an act of culture. Since the "bottom line," of corporate farming is...
The importance of aquifers
By: Nayab Naseer
Aquifers are underground water reservoirs from which people pump out water, for agricultural, industrial, or municipal uses.Most land areas on Earth have some form of aquifer underlying them. Sometimes they are close to the surface, and sometimes they are at significant depths. They either...
Oil company profits: Analyzing the cost impact of water impurities
By: Dr. Abe Beagles
SO YOU OWN SHARES IN AN OIL COMPANY AND THEY ARE LOSING MONEY.Once you understand some of the reasons for high costs of some of their operations you may rethink where you put your money when it comes to oil investments. The companies that...
Why is groundwater important?
By: Suz Neave
It is interesting to observe that our survival on the surface is dependent on the resources that are held within our planet. Oil is currently the basis of our source of energy, providing us with movement, heating and power to light our homes. In the...
By: Jon Dainty Sr.
Aquifers deep under our feet hold life. This is a stark reality for many millions of Earth's inhabitants, because an aquifer is "a water-bearing stratum of permeable rock, sand, or gravel." [Merriam-Webster, 2009] For untold millions, the water "under the ground" may be the...
The importance of organically grown food
By: Vladimir Padilla
The smell, color and appearance of food is not the only thing people are looking for when selecting products. It is also becoming very important how they are grown.The cultivation of organic foods such as fruits and vegetables, dairy, meat and eggs that come...
Citrus greening disease: The effect on U.S. orange crops
By: Perry McCarney
The continental United States had a new type of illegal immigrant arrive in Florida during the 1990s. Asian citrus psyllids, small herbivorous insects sometimes referred to as jumping plant lice, were found in Delray Beach on June 2, 1998. How long they may have been...

 

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